The Iliad: Context and Aftermath

Nearly three thousand years after they were composed, The Iliad and The Odyssey remain two of the most celebrated and widely read stories ever told, yet next to nothing is known about their composer. He was certainly an accomplished Greek bard, and he probably lived in the late eighth and early seventh centuries b.c. Authorship … Continue reading The Iliad: Context and Aftermath

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Mahabharata

Mahabharata is the longest epic poem that was ever written (100,000 verses). Vyasa, himself a character in the epic, composed the Mahabharata in the 4th century BCE, or probably even earlier. The text contains the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita in the form of a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna. Mahabharata is the story of … Continue reading Mahabharata